It's that time of year again: Riviera's 10th becomes a huge focus at the Genesis Open and for good reason. With PGA Tour Live coverage on top of four hours of first and second round coverage on Golf Channel, there should be plenty of opportunity to see this great hole in action.
Zac Blair has shared his thoughts on the hole and George Thomas's work for PGATour.com. Including this:
If your tee ball is not placed down the far left hand side of the hole, your angle into the green forces you to play towards the middle of the putting surface. This green is extremely shallow, and tilted from right-to-left, so it makes it almost impossible to attack the back hole locations (even for the best players on the planet) if the lay-up is hit anywhere right of center.
Thomas’ creativity makes it easy to remember each and every hole at his masterpieces, which include three of Los Angeles’ top courses: Los Angeles Country, Bel Air Country Club and Riviera, as well as Whitemarsh Valley in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania. The 10th hole is just one example of his genius, and still challenges TOUR players today.
David Dusek crunched the recent numbers at ten and the trends are interesting.
Yesterday I went out to the hole and tossed golf balls Nobilo style to show what happens when a player misses right. Here's the Golf Central video: